Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his final press conference of the 2012 season on Monday and he gave a thorough recap of the injured players heading into the offseason.
Rookie tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion) suffered a concussion in the game Sunday but they do not expect any long-term issues because of it. Rookie guard David DeCastro (stinger) suffered a severe stinger in the game in addition and that too should not be an injury that lingers.
Defensive end Cameron Heyward (rib) suffered a rib fracture against the Browns and defensive end Brett Keisel (knee) suffered an MCL sprain but it will not require surgery according Tomlin. The same thing goes for cornerback Keenan Lewis (knee) as he is dealing with a right MCL sprain.
Safety Ryan Clark (quad) suffered a severe contusion to his left quad and was hospitalized overnight as a precaution. He has since been released from the hospital.
Heath Miller (knee) had his ACL and MCL reconstructed last week and there is no timetable yet as far as his recovery goes. Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke (shoulder) had his shoulder reconstructed last week and running back Baron Batch (arm) had surgery last week to repair his broken arm by having a plate inserted.
Tackle Mike Adams (ankle), cornerback Curtis Brown (ankle) and cornerback Ike Taylor (ankle) should be able to get healthy and none of the three will require surgery in the offseason. They will be monitored during the offseason.
Tomlin did also add that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not need any offseason surgeries.